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Following in the Footsteps of Benazir Bhutto New Zealand PM Gives Birth to First Child

By Atiya Riffat

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl Thursday, the first world pioneer in about 30 years to have a kid while in office.

In a post on her official Instagram account, Ardern said the baby came at 4.45 pm nearby time, weight 3.31 kilograms (7.3 pounds).

“Thank you so much for your best wishes and your kindness. We’re all doing really well thanks to the wonderful team at Auckland City Hospital,” she said in her post.

Admitted to the hospital prior in the day, Ardern’s normal due date had been June 17.

Enthusiasm and expectation had been working over the couple of few days, with numerous media outlets setting up live blogs to track the most recent advancements.

Jessie Chiang, a New Zealand Radio columnist, tweeted that she and other journalists had been at the hospital since 6 a.m.

“No child yet…but they are sustaining the media,” she wrote.

New Zealanders additionally conjectured over the child’s gender and name. One Twitter user kidded on Thursday, “If it’s a boy I’m going with Winston Michael Joseph Peter Norman David David David Phillip Andrew Gayford Ardern.”

However, the child has a higher possibility of being named Oliver or Jack – the two most basic baby boy names of 2017. On the off chance that it’s a girl, it may be Charlotte or Harper, the most well-known girl names.

Twitter users were fast to point that if born on Thursday, the baby would impart a birthday to Prince William and previous Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was the first and (up to this point) just leader to have a child while in office, in 1990.

Bhutto’s daughter, Bakhtawar Bhutto, issued congrats to Ardern via Twitter.

“Congratulations to Prime Minister @jacindaardern on the wonderful news,” she wrote.

The 37-year-old head administrator, who was chosen in October, declared her pregnancy in January via Instagram.

“Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats,” Ardern said in the post.

In a meeting with Radio New Zealand, she stated, “I am not the first lady to multitask. I am not the first lady to work and have an infant; there are numerous ladies who have done this previously.”

Ardern turned into her party’s youngest pioneer and New Zealand’s most youthful in 150 years after defeating previous Prime Minister Bill English in last October’s election. It denoted the first triumph for the Labor Party in nine years. She drove the party for three months previously being chosen Prime Minister.

Appointee Prime Minister Winston Peters will fill in for Ardern while she is on parental leave for a month and a half.

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